Gig Young

Born Nov 4, 1913

Gig Young was an American film, stage, and television actor. Known mainly for second leads and supporting roles, Young won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.

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1913 Birth Born on November 4, 1913.


1941 27 Years Old Young took a hiatus from his movie career and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1941 where he served as a pharmacist's mate in the US Coast Guard until the end of World War II. … Read More


1947 33 Years Old Young was married five times; his first marriage to Sheila Stapler lasted seven years, ending in 1947.
1950 36 Years Old In 1950, he married Sophie Rosenstein, the resident drama coach at Paramount, who was several years Young's senior. … Read More
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His dramatic work as an alcoholic in the 1951 film Come Fill the Cup and his comedic role as a tipsy but ultimately charming intellectual in Teacher's Pet earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More


1955 41 Years Old Young also is remembered by many James Dean fans for the "driving safety" interview made shortly before Dean's death in September, 1955. … Read More
1956 42 Years Old He met actress Elizabeth Montgomery after she appeared in an episode of Warner Bros. Presents in 1956, and the two married later that year.
1963 49 Years Old In 1963, Montgomery divorced Young because of his alcoholism.


1964 50 Years Old Young married his fourth wife, real estate agent Elaine Williams, nine months after his divorce from Montgomery was final. Williams was pregnant with Young's child at the time and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in April 1964. … Read More


1977 63 Years Old He met Schmidt in 1977 on the set of the Clive Donner TV movie Spectre, in which she played a police officer.
On September 27, 1978, Young married his fifth wife, a 31-year-old German woman named Kim Schmidt.
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